Drew, Richard : Commonwealth Cause, Richmond City
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John W. Davis sworn deposed that in Company with Officers Seal and Jenkins he went to search Green's stable and arrested the negroes Drew and Curtis and found in the manure pile the molasses and other things which Mr. Hoflick identified as his property -
Wm S. Jenkins sworn deposed that on the morning after the robbery he arrested Drew and found in the manure pile a bag of coffee and Demijohn of Molasses. Just then Curtis came up and he was also arrested - After they were locked up witness went and arrested Jacob who was in bed complaining of a sore hand Witness saw nothing that was the matter with him and arrested him and carried him to the cage - Witness saw a negro ride up on a Gray horse and say something to Drew but witness did not know what he said -
Robert B. Crow sworn deposed that he was at the stable when the arrest and search was made - Witness saw the Officers when they found the goods in the manure. The morning after the robbery the prisoner Jacob said he was sick and went off. Dick Drew has charge of the stable at night - Curtis also sleeps there at night. Witness has always looked upon Dick Drew as a very honest negro - Witness had lost a $1000 a few days before but Dick was not there at that time - Witness has heard persons say they would not believe anything that J. N. Hoeflick would say.